Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Hyde Park, Frederic Joseph Walker memorial fountain

On the western side of Hyde Park, this fountain is a focal point for people and birds. It features mosaic tiles and sits close to the sandstone statues that I showed yesterday. The plaque nearby reads as follows: This fountain was presented to the City of Sydney by the family of Frederic Joseph Walker as a tribute to his memory and all who pioneered primary industry in Australia. 15th February 1961.
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25 comments:

  1. I can see where the birds would think it is a giant bird bath! Very nice.

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  2. FJ Walker ... immediately a vision of a navy and white meat truck sprung into my minds'-eye. I grew up in the Hunter Valley and his trucks supplied all the butcher shops around.

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  3. What a lovely fountain for Watery Wednesday ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  4. Thanks for that Julie. That's interesting. I hadn't heard of him before.

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  5. Beautiful shots! I love the mosaic pattern in the first one.

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  6. Lovely fountains and no wonder the birds love the fresh water it provides.

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  7. A good place for the birds to quench their thirst!

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  8. I would enjoy sticking my feet in there. Wondering why there aren't lots of people doing so? Do they not let you? It's very inviting.

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  9. Leora, they do that sometimes, but there are bigger fountains in the park where it's easier to do that. I took this photo in the afternoon when many of the office workers have returned to their offices and it's winter here so there aren't as many people out in the park.

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  10. Dear oh dear, I forgot if I have ever seen this part. Great fountain for a Watery Wednesday.

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  11. Hyde park seems like a great place to bring a camera. You've proven tha with these great pictures.

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  12. I like the stone tiles of the fountain!

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  13. wonderful water features. I love fountains, for their sound and watching the water fall.

    Spirithelpers

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  14. what a lovely place for people and birds. love the mosaic tiles.:P

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  15. Nice photo - and a very nice tribute to someone.

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  16. Thanks for posting these. Only spent a brief time in Hyde Park, but I'll def be checking it out more next time.

    I really like the sandstone sculptures - there's a lot of detail in them.

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  17. I love fountains, this one is just lovely and your photos capture it well. Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by my blog.

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  18. The creative minds of some people blow me away. This is wonderful.

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  19. Lovely spot! The fountain is very cool!

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  20. So unique and very neat! I'm glad the birds have such a lovely place to dwell.

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  21. I walk through Hyde Park twice a day and never thought to check out this fountain! Thanks for the shot!

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